fusion

[fyoo-zhuh n]

noun

adjective

(of food or cooking) combining usually widely differing ethnic or regional ingredients, styles, or techniques: a restaurant serving French-Thai fusion cuisine; a fusion menu.

Origin of fusion

1545–55: < Latin fūsiōn- (stem of fūsiō) a pouring out, melting. See fuse2, -ion
Related formsfu·sion·al, adjectivenon·fu·sion, noun
Can be confusedfission fusion
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British Dictionary definitions for non-fusion

fusion

noun

the act or process of fusing or melting together; union
the state of being fused
something produced by fusing
the merging of juxtaposed speech sounds, morphemes, or words
a coalition of political parties or other groups, esp to support common candidates at an election
a kind of popular music that is a blend of two or more styles, such as jazz and funk
psychol the processing by the mind of elements falling on the two eyes so that they yield a single percept
(modifier) relating to a style of cooking which combines traditional Western techniques and ingredients with those used in Eastern cuisinefusion cuisine; fusion food

Word Origin for fusion

C16: from Latin fūsiō a pouring out, melting, casting, from fundere to pour out, found ³
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Word Origin and History for non-fusion

fusion

n.

1550s, from Middle French fusion, from Latin fusionem (nominative fusio) "an outpouring, effusion," noun of action from fusus, past participle of fundere "pour, melt" (see found (v.2)). In nuclear physics sense, first recorded 1947; in jazz sense, by 1972.

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non-fusion in Medicine

fusion

[fyōōzhən]

n.

The act or procedure of liquefying or melting by the application of heat.
The merging of different elements into a union, as of vertebrae.
The mechanism by which both eyes blend slightly different images from each eye into a single image.
The growing together of two or more teeth as a result of the abnormal union of their formative organs.
A nuclear reaction in which nuclei combine to form more massive nuclei with the simultaneous release of energy.
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non-fusion in Science

fusion

[fyōōzhən]

The joining together of atomic nuclei, especially hydrogen or other light nuclei, to form a heavier nucleus, especially a helium nucleus. Fusion occurs when plasmas are heated to extremely high temperatures, forcing the nuclei to collide at great speed. The resulting unstable nucleus emits one or more neutrons at very high speeds, releasing more energy than was required to fuse the nuclei, thereby making chain-reactions possible, since the reaction is exothermic. Fusion reactions are the source of the energy in the Sun and in other stars, and in hydrogen bombs. See also fission.
A mixture or blend formed by fusing two or more things.
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